2K Marin’s Alyssa Finley has announced that French company Arkane Studios has been bought in to facilitate development of upcoming shooter BioShock 2, bringing the total number of companies involved with the project to four.
The eagerly anticipated sequel is currently in the works at 2K Marin and will be produced in collaboration with 2K Australia. Meanwhile, Digital Extremes is tackling the game’s multiplayer component.
“BioShock 2 is a world class project led out of 2K Marin that features involvement from a variety of premiere studios from around the world," said Finley. "In the past we’ve been working closely with 2K Australia for our tech needs and Digital Extremes for our robust multiplayer experience.
"Today I’m proud to say that we’ve added another important developer to the mix. Under the direction and leadership of 2K Marin, Arkane is assisting in the creation of levels that embody the aesthetic and gameplay ideals that make BioShock such a unique and exciting experience."
BioShock 2 is due for release on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 later this year.